Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The Iowa State University Cyclones (4-7, 1-7 Big 12) and No. 4 Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (11-0, 8-0 Big 12) face off Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium for their regular season finales.

The Horned Frogs are 10-point favorites, and the total is 47.5.Iowa State is coming off a 14-10 loss against Texas Tech at Jack Trice Stadium last Saturday.

Hunter Dekkers threw for 294 yards and a touchdown. Cartevious Norton ran 19 times for 59 yards. Xavier Hutchinson caught eight passes for 101 yards. TCU won for the 11th straight game last Saturday, beating Baylor 29-28 at McLane Stadium.

Max Duggan was 24 of 35 for 327 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He added 50 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Taye Barber caught five receptions for 108 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Cyclones won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 48-14 victory in November, their third straight win against TCU. Brock Purdy threw two touchdowns for Iowa State, as Breece Hall added four TDs (3 rush, 1 rec). Max Duggan tossed two touchdowns for TCU.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Cyclones are averaging 20.7 points per game for the season, 110th in FBS, and they are facing a Horned Frogs defense that has surrendered 25.5 PPG (59th). Meanwhile, TCU has scored 39.5 points a game this season, eighth in the country, and Iowa State is allowing 16.5 PPG (8th).

The Cyclones rank as one of the country’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (103.4, 118th), while they are 29th in passing yards (270.0). The Horned Frogs are 95th in passing yards allowed per game (245.4) and 59th against the run (143.0).

TCU has been one of the nation’s top rushing teams, averaging 204.6 yards per game (19th), while ranking 25th in passing yards (277.5). Iowa State’s defense has been equally impressive on the ground, as the Cyclones are 12th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (105.2). Against the pass, the Cyclones are 8th (172.1).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through 11 games, Hunter Dekkers has thrown for 18 touchdowns (13 INT) and 267.1 yards per game to lead Iowa State in passing. In four away games this season, he has five TDs (7 INT) and an average of 268.5 yards passing.

Jirehl Brock leads the team in rushing with an average of 44.5 yards a game over 10 games. He has three touchdowns on the ground. Xavier Hutchinson is the Cyclones’ leading receiver with 105.5 yards a game and six TDs. Max Duggan has 26 passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 259.8 yards per game through 11 games to lead TCU.

In five home games this season, he has thrown for 15 TDs and an average of 290.6 yards. Kendre Miller has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 108.0 yards a game through 11 games.

He has 14 touchdowns. Quentin Johnston has been the primary target in the Horned Frogs’ aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and a 76.4 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

Iowa State is looking to avoid a fourth consecutive road loss this season. TCU is undefeated at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Iowa State +10 (-110)

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